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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Nancy O'Malley, Buffy Wicks, Libby Schaaf, Abel Guillen's council opponent, post big year-end fundraising numbers

ELECTION 2018
--CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS--
Whether your race is in June, November, or both, it's definitely go-time and the cash a candidate has in the bank on Jan. 1 is now a signal of how strong a campaign might be. Below are contributions, expenditure and ending cash on hand for East Bay races for Congress, State Legislature, Alameda County contests and November 2018 municipal elections in Alameda, Berkeley, Hayward, Oakland, and San Leandro.

ASSEMBLY
            | JUL 1-DEC 31 |
AD15              IN      OUT   2017 TOT       CASH
WICKS      $ 310,810 $121,510 $  520,124  $ 384,356
KATZ       $  77,225 $  1,684 $  127,249  $ 125,565
KALB       $  84,528 $ 40,510 $  156,098  $ 119,833
APPEL      $ 163,873 $ 47,236 $  163,873  $ 118,145
P-OKIMOTO  $ 100,628 $ 10,441 $  100,628  $  96,145
BARTLETT   $ 106,607 $ 47,951 $  106,607  $  83,312

POINDEXTER $  17,573 $  4,605 $   17,573  $  12,968
BECKLES    $  33,319 $ 79,083 $   82,868  $   4,280
SUDDUTH    --no report--
JANDHYALA  --no report--
--SKINNY-- Right now, when it comes to fundraising in this race, there's Buffy Wicks and then everyone else. The former Obama aide raised $520,00 in about seven months. This total is almost in the atmosphere OF someone running for Congress around here. East bay MUD Director Andy Katz followed a strong mid-year report with another by coming in second in cash on hand to start the year. But notice, the numbers may be an illusion. He boosted his cash in the bank by hardly spending a dime. On the flip side, Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Beckles went into spending mode, touting the second most in expenditures. Meanwhile, Oakland Councilmember Dan Kalb and Berkeley school board member Judy Appel also did well over the past six months. On the issues, this race is pretty even, but let's wait and see what happens when Wicks really starts spending and the Independent Expenditures begin deploying their resources.
            | JUL 1-DEC 31 |
AD16             IN      OUT    2017 TOT       CASH
BAKER      $ 531,681 $180,030  $ 900,698  $ 621,278
BAUER-KAHAN$  56,794 $ 26,046  $  56,794  $  44,625
TARANTINO  $  55,318 $ 21,848  $  55,318  $  33,469
--SKINNY-- For Democrats, who appear to be coalescing around Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, they must be wishing Twitter guy Tom Tarantino, also a Democrat, wasn't funneling away money from Bauer-Kahan. Baker took in $531,000 over the last six months. That's way more than either of these candidates while receive in an entire two-year election cycle.

            | JUL 1-DEC 31 |
AD18             IN      OUT    2017 TOT       CASH
BONTA      $ 298,008 $174,592  $ 750,029 $1,677,353

            | JUL 1-DEC 31 |
AD20             IN      OUT    2017 TOT       CASH
QUIRK      $ 151,120 $ 93,890  $ 268,736  $ 134,971
RHINHART   --no report--

            | JUL 1-DEC 31 |
AD25             IN      OUT    2017 TOT       CASH
CHU        $ 156,800 $ 99,388 $  235,549  $  85,255
BRUNSON    --no report--

STATE SENATE
            | JUL 1-DEC 31 |
SD10             IN      OUT    2017 TOT       CASH
WIECKOWSKI $   5,770 $  7,310 $   14,770  $   5,681

CONGRESS
            | OCT30-DEC 31 |
CA13             IN      OUT    2017 TOT       CASH
LEE        --not yet posted--

            | OCT30-DEC 31 |
CA15             IN      OUT    2017 TOT       CASH
SWALWELL   $261,741 $261,543  $1,156,656 $1,053,115

            | OCT30-DEC 31 |
CA17             IN      OUT    2017 TOT       CASH
KHANNA     $441,014 $174,622  $1,603,697 $  831,444
COHEN      $    664 $    170  $      889 $      609
TRAN        --no report--

STATE SUPERINTENDENT
            | JUL 1-DEC 31 |
                 IN      OUT    2017 TOT       CASH
TUCK       $805,391 $258,863  $2,012,907 $1,558,090
THURMOND   $541,929 $218,394  $1,437,422 $1,117,253

ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
            | JUL 1-DEC 31 |
D3               IN      OUT    2017 TOT       CASH
CHAN       $ 99,307 $ 35,276  $  102,854  $  98,749

D2               IN      OUT       CASH        CASH
VALLE      --no report

ALCO DISTRICT ATTORNEY
            | JUL 1-DEC 31 |
AD16             IN      OUT    2017 TOT       CASH
O'MALLEY   $410,142 $ 72,470  $  410,967  $ 631,030
PRICE      $ 81,006 $ 27,157  $  122,928  $  92,021
REMER      --no report--
--SKINNY-- Clearly, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley turned on the money-making machine over the past six-months. It's a sign she views upstart campaign of Oakland civil rights attorney Pamela Price as a formidable challenger, but also an opportunity for the county's elected officials and others to pay alms to the powerful DA. A campaign finance report has not been posted yet for Price, but O'Malley's $631,000 in cash on hand is a monster total that almost feels like mean-spirited taunt to her opponent.

ALCO SHERIFF
            | JUL 1-DEC 31 |
SHERIFF          IN      OUT    2017 TOT       CASH
AHERN      $ 43,850 $ 37,938  $   62,050  $ 246,545

ALAMEDA
            | JUL 1-DEC 31 |
ALAMEDA          IN      OUT    2017 TOT       CASH
ASHCRAFT   $    500 $    396 $    25,150  $     524
MATARRESE  --no report--
ODDIE      --no report--
SPENCER    --no report--

BERKELEY
            | JUL 1-DEC 31 |
COUNCIL          IN      OUT    2017 TOT        CASH
MAIO       $      0 $    816  $        0  $    1,770

HARRISON   $  4,495 $    375  $   34,185  $    4,362

DROSTE     $      0 $      0  $    3,883  $    1,756
TWU        $  1,322 $     21  $    1,322  $    1,301

WORTHINGTN $     20 $      0  $       20  $      131

HAYWARD
            | JUL 1-DEC 31 |
MAYOR            IN      OUT    2017 TOT        CASH
HALLIDAY   $ 21,677 $  1,196  $   34,177  $   20,052
SALINAS    $  9,039 $    663  $    9,039  $    8,375

COUNCIL
LAMNIN     $ 16,335 $  1,168  $   19,468  $   22,847
FERNANDEZ  $      0 $     50  $        0  $    7,750
PEIXOTO    $     40 $      0  $       40  $    4,383
--SKINNY-- The notable numbers in Hayward are not listed here. Both Mayor Barbara Halliday and Councilmember Marvin Peixoto are swimming in campaign debt. Worse, the debts are long-standing--Halliday from 2012, Peixoto 2008. Furthermore, the powerful California Apartment Association made a play during this semi-annual report by maxing out for Halliday, Councilmember Sara Lamnin and Councilmember Mark Salinas, who is running for mayor. If Rocky Fernandez is indeed in this race--remember it's a fall race now--expect labor money to flow his way.

OAKLAND
            | JUL 1-DEC 31 |
MAYOR            IN      OUT    2017 TOT        CASH
SCHAAF     $100,636 $ 27,728  $  262,193  $  226,070
DELAFUENTE --no report--
HOUSTON    --no report--
KARAMOOZ   --no report--

COUNCIL          IN      OUT    2017 TOT        CASH
WASHINGTON $  3,450 $ 11,065  $   24,880  $    4,252

BROOKS     $ 24,800 $  4,312  $   24,800  $   27,716
TAYLOR     --no report--

BAS        $ 43,000 $  3,729  $   43,000  $   39,353
GUILLEN    $ 55,271 $ 19,625  $   61,546  $   39,291
--SKINNY-- Like O'Malley in the DA's race, Oakland Councilmembers Abel Guillen and Desley Brooks are taking their opponents seriously this year. Housing advocate Nikki Bas roared out the gate with $43,000 in a short time period. Guillen, though, was ready, raising $55,000. In the bank, the pair are nearly equal. It's not clear how credible Brooks' opponent is, but she's not wasting any time while news reports continue to highlight her transgressions--potentially costing the city $4 million following her fight with former Black Panther Elaine Brown and the resulting possibility of being known as an elder abuser. Meanwhile, Mayor Libby Schaaf raised a cool $100,000 over the past six months. And, despite, former Oakland Councilmember Ignacio De La Fuente, saying he is running for mayor, he hasn't raised any money yet, and has not even filed an intent to run.

SAN LEANDRO
            | JUL 1-DEC 31 |
MAYOR            IN      OUT    2017 TOT        CASH
CUTTER     $    650 $     70  $   20,882  $   19,939

COUNCIL
THOMAS     $ 11,785 $  3,632  $   11,785  $    8,152
COX        $    246 $    322  $    3,446  $    6,475
AGUILAR    $      0 $    200  $    1,000  $    1,459
LOPEZ      --no report--
PON        --no report--

6 comments:

  1. Am I the only one bothered that it looks like a very small amount of Buffy Wicks half a million was raised from within the the district.

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  2. By MW:

    For those particular incumbents who are even far more than ninety-nine percent sure of being re-elected, and such as for instance O'Malley, Ahern, and Wilma Chan, it is outrageous that they would even consider accepting election campaign contributions.

    The majority of the relatively few candidates who are honest and have integrity usually believe that they have no choice but to accept the lightly disguised bribes we refer to as election campaign contributions if they are to have any chance to win the election.

    However for a candidate who is already a shoo-in to win, and as many incumbents are, and especially in the Bay area, it is outrageous that they would accept money from individuals, businesses, and special interests who want favors and preferential treatment.

    Or as one lawyer put it, "YOU GIVE THEM THEIR ELECTION CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND THEN THEY GIVE YOU YOUR (BUILDING) PERMITS."

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  3. Corporate Dems from out of area trying to buy the election for Wicks

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  4. Delsey Brooks will lose and will lose big. If she was wise and had an once of self-respect, she would gracefully resign. A cactus plant can run against her and win. People, even those of her followers are getting tired of her craziness; on TOP of costing the city over 3 million dollars. Look up the word "sociopath" in a dictionary, and Brooks photo will surely appear A female version of Joel Young. Two nut jobs posing as public servants

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  5. how "CREDIBLE" Brooks opponent will be? what? she's not even credible herself.. She's hoping that voters in her district stay in the dark, but many are getting wise to her.

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  6. It is so refreshing to see a real journalist telling the truth about how much it costs to buy your very own politician. It is not so simple as just thinking it is just the Democrats. It is the Phat Katz that buy them. The Police, the Sheriff, the Fire Department, the Teamsters, the Hospitals, the Nurses, Real Estate, Other Unions, the Banks, the Commercial Property Owners, the Medical Dispensary all are buying their very own candidates so that they can count on that vote when they want it at the detriment to the Tax Payer,

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